The perils of the platforms of paranoia

Nextdoor has become ground zero for the spread of many rumors, hoaxes and unfounded allegations.

Crime-reporting app Citizen lays off 33 employees

Citizen laid off 33 staff members on Wednesday, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. “We are grateful to all of our departing team members for their contributions to Citizen and are committed to sup

Crime tracking app Citizen acquires Harbor, a disaster prep app

The controversial crime watch app Citizen announced today that it will acquire Harbor, a disaster preparedness app and tech firm. This is Citizen’s first acquisition, though the company did not

Controversial crime app Citizen launches $20/month Protect service

After months of testing with upwards of 100,000 beta testers, Citizen today is launching its premium Protect offering for all users. The subscription service runs $20 a month and opens up a number of

Citizen’s crime livestreams are no substitute for local journalism

The neighborhood crime-watch app Citizen is covertly hiring journalists to livestream on the app at crime scenes for $25 per hour through third-party websites. I’m tired. When Citizen first hit

Not on Nextdoor? You can still grab your neighbors’ stuff on Free Finds

Nextdoor, the app that helps neighbors connect, launched a new feature called Free Finds today, which will help people browse the free items available in their neighborhoods. Since the start of 2020,

Citizen expands its crime-tracking alert app to Baltimore

Depending on who you ask, Citizen is either a useful urban safety tool or a menacing glimpse into a self-surveilled police state, but either way, the app is coming to Baltimore. Citizen, formerly know

Citizen’s controversial crime tracker expands to SF, picks up $12 million from Sequoia

The app formerly known as Vigilante isn't going away. Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, the crime tracker now known as Citizen announced that its parent company Sp0n has raised a $12 million Series A ro

Banned crime reporting app Vigilante returns as Citizen, says its ‘report incident’ feature will be pulled

Remember Vigilante? The controversial crime reporting app was kicked out of the App Store in November shortly after its release because Apple believed it encouraged private citizens to engage in, well

Samsung Starts Updating The Galaxy Gear To Tizen To Give It Better Battery Life And More

The new Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch closely resembles its predecessor, the Galaxy Gear, and in fact most users might not be aware from its UI that it’s actually running a different OS than the old

Citizen Signature Perpetual Calendar Watch

<img src="" alt="" />For 2011 Citizen's major new piece is perfect for the American market. If you want

Citizen Satellite Eco-Drive Watch Is Accurate Planet-Wide

<img src="">Atomic clock radio signal syncing watches are so last year. Citizen just decimated the coolness

Citizen Eco-Drive World Perpetual AT Watch

<img src="">Citizen's featured mainstream new watch collection for 2010 is this Eco-Drive World Time Perpetual

Citizen Japan to release new i:Virt M Bluetooth watch for cell phone control

<img src="" /> Citizen in Japan has two new models in its oddly named i:Virt M series of Bluetooth-enabled wristwatches <a href="htt

I VIRT M: Citizen Japan presents new generation of their Bluetooth watches

<img src="" /> <a href="">Citizen in Japan announced the I VIRT M</a> [JP], a new model

CEATEC 2008: Citizen demonstrates mini e-paper prototype (video) The video shows Citizen‘s so-called Denshi peepa (e-paper) display, which has an amazing quality but wasn’t as impressive as Fujitsu’s FLEPIa e-reader

Citizen presents world's smallest radio-controlled watch movement

Citizen Watch developed the world’s smallest movement for radio-controlled wristwatches [JP]. The so-called H010 measures just 18.5mm in diameter and 3.4mm in thickness. Despite of these dimensi